Are You Eligible?
If you are HIV positive and reside in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington or Westmoreland County, you may be eligible for HIV support services. Simply call 412-345-7456 or our toll free number 1-888-204-8821 and ask to speak to the Intake Case Manager, who will help you determine if you qualify. You will need the following documentation to verify your eligibility:
- HIV positive diagnosis
- Verification of identity
- Verification of residency
- Verification of household income
Once you have completed the intake process, you can access the following services:
- Medical Case Management
- Support Groups
- Legal Services
- Pharmacy Services
- Supportive Housing
- Emergency Financial Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
- Food Pantry
- Buddy Program
Medical Case Management:
A lot goes into effectively managing your HIV but you don’t have to do it alone. Allies’ professional case managers are here to help you access the services, develop the tools and overcome the challenges you may face, so that you can maximize your health.
You can join informal meetings that offer support, hope and connection for those living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, support group meetings happen once a month in Beaver, Butler and Washington counties. Call us at 412-345-7456 for more information.
Allies hosts a women’s support group at our office in East Liberty on the last Wednesday of every month.
You can get help with civil legal needs such as a disability claim or appeal, a landlord/tenant issue, or estate documents like wills and living wills. Our Pro Bono Legal Network Coordinator will be happy to help or connect you with an attorney who will provide services at no cost to you.
Through our pharmacy program, you can get your medications delivered directly to your home or other convenient location, or pick them up at our office. There is no copay for medication. Our pharmacy specialist can answer questions, address concerns and help you stay adherent to your regimen.
If you are homeless or imminently facing homelessness, you can get help finding safe, affordable housing. Allies provides permanent housing for up to 40 HIV-positive individuals and their families.
Emergency Financial Assistance:
If you are at risk of homelessness, or have received a utility shut off notice, Allies will work with you to resolve the problem, and may be able to provide one-time financial assistance for qualifying needs.
Don’t let the cost of travel keep you from keeping your medical or mental health appointments. You can get bus tickets or mileage reimbursement from Allies for qualifying appointments.
Once a month, you can shop at Allies’ food pantry, which is stocked with fresh, frozen and canned/boxed items, including meats, dairy, vegetables, grains, personal care items and nutritional supplements. You can fill up to four grocery bags on each visit.
Support from a friend can be a key component of effectively managing your health. Through Allies’ Buddy Program, you can be matched with a trained and caring community member ready to provide emotional support.